Saturday, 22 December 2012

Two Trains

It's been ages since I last put up photos of two cities here (if anyone can remember a series of photos and posts I put up of Japan & Malaysia...).

As I very recently took the KTM Komuter, that gives me an idea for a post.
In the KTM Komuter
In the LRT. Old photo though. LRT now are plastered with advertisement.

And the Japanese train
Now, ain't that much of a difference... right?

except that, in Japan you won't see people getting tired of waiting for a train that only arrives 40minutes after the supposed time; and you took it for a 10minutes ride home! @.@


42 comments:

  1. good morning Mak Rempit!! what?? i am still getting the first sip even on the next morning??

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    1. Morning SK!

      You always so sayang me and get first sip here. :)

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  2. yalah, our bolehland always like to bring in outdated technology from other countries, and then claim that this is the latest technology.. haiz!!

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    1. Yalah, we take old trains from other countries and talk big at how it is the latest and modern. Cheih!

      So proud of our 4 carriages LRT... as if people dunno elsewhere, the carriages for a city trains are waaaayyy longer! Not just four! :(

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  3. have you ever noticed all projects are always done in small scale in our bolehland?? i think most probably it's because of the corr**tion, here ngap some there ngap some, and the remaining from the supposedly huge fun for mega project can only afford to have small ones..

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    1. no wonder our bolehland is the CHAMPION in the category of corr**tion!! :D

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    2. Do one shot everything, mana untung right?

      Do litle bit, can earn money longer... money come in for years... because always need to upgrade.

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    3. I was so damn malu when I read news that we emerged champs for the wrong reasons!

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    4. We always champion for the wrong reasons. What does that say about us and our country? :(

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  4. look at the trains in Japan!! wow, so huge and so spacious and i guess they have so many more commuters than those in our bolehland, and yet, you see they are so comfortable and at ease in the train unlike the ever packed bolehland trains!!

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    1. Look at the trains in Japan! I saw Japanese wearing nicer and more packaging than Malaysian. Hehehehe! That what I can see in the pictures.

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    2. What I liked about the trains in Japan was the passengers were very well dressed and many were good looking! At least got something to admire inside instead of looking at the ads.

      I ranked San Francisco as the best city with post card view scenery we could see from their BART trains. Nice!

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  5. haha, talking about that Keretapi Terlampau Memalukan.. hmmm, nothing is new about the train coming like at least 30 minutes behind the schedule time.. and it's never uncommon to be waiting for your train for an hour, just for the sake of a 3 minute journey to the next station..

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    1. Keretapi Terlampau Memalukan : hahaha
      right on the nose!

      The train journey itself is good (when it's moving lah) but I always wonder why the train cannot run as per schedule? And it's not as if KTM is low on passengers. :(

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    2. SK that KTM is also Ko Te Mamak! Wakakakakaka

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  6. I don't quite like LRT as most of the time we need to stand.

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    1. then you'd have problem using most of public transport in the city. ;p

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  7. The last picture, pictures getting tired and sitting on the floor. Sigh!

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    1. Yeah well, try waiting for ages for a train. And if one came, it's too full to enter. o.O

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  8. I have to agree the train system in developed countries like Japan n South Korea r way more spacious, super clean n more coaches compared to ours...

    KTM Kemut-ker is the worst train ever... The air conds were sometimes kaput esp during peak sardine hours... It was a suffocating moment n I was sweating like a pig... Traumatised much! Urghh.. The schedule lagi la... I rest my case....

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    1. Yang peliknya, KTM sends staff over to Japan for training tau. Berbulan, bertahun lak tu. For what purpose exactly?

      We can't even emulate Argentina for efficient public transportation despite government officials going for study trip there for umpteenth time. o.O

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  9. I've had to wait 30 minutes IN a train after a person decided he wasn't going to wait for the Mayan end of the world. Yup. Suicide. We stopped between stations, so nothing to do except wait. Fortunately everybody waited quietly and politely. ^^

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    1. Then, of course, there was that day in March two years ago when we waited, and waited, and waited while the earth turned somersaults and the trains stood still.

      Or rather, stood rocking.

      However. It does require a rather drastic step from either man or Mother Nature to delay Japan's trains.

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    2. Ah... that. At least that didn't here. I think we had one case.

      But here, we get stalled trains just because it rains. o.O

      People are pretty patient here too. Luckily.

      We turn into a riot like crowd if there's a spill of cash, coins, fruits, rice, etc that can be carted away for free if there's an accident though.

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    3. Agree with your second comment.

      But it reminded me of our trip from Osaka to Kanazawa and the subsequent connecting train on a night train that nearly went havoc because of a delay. Strong wind no less but it was our first experience of a delayed train. That was in 2008 if memory serves me right.

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    4. Snow causes havoc in Tokyo. It seldom snows, but even 1 cm is enough to cause disruptions.

      Riots? I almost caused a riot on the train tonight. I dropped a glove. The riot ensued when about 10 people called/ran after me to return my glove to me.

      Crazy place. :D

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    5. I think I almost caused a stampede in Japan for leaving stuff too. Stampede by staff trying to chase me.

      Almost gave a JAL staff a heart attack because we inadvertently almost missed our flight, and had to be escorted (while running) towards the boarding gate.

      Ahhhh memories. ^^

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    6. LOL... What a funny experience you ladies had. It opened my eyes about Japan.

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    7. You know Anay, we once left Son's newly bought Ultraman jacket in a train and actually managed to get it back. Train staff actually went to look for it and willing to send it to our next station. :-)

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  10. Tales of two cities :)

    I only commuted in this country so I can't compare much. The photos above tell that our Malaysia trains are less spacious to Japan's ones.

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    1. And trains in Japan have more flower boys XD

      Sorry, am still in the flowery state~ lol!

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    2. Spacious? Not in rush hour! (>_<) That's bad. Even when you're squashed against six sexy men.

      Err. Well maybe then it's OK.

      I'm constantly surprised that everybody remains (generally, relatively, comparatively speaking) self-controlled and polite even during that crowded commute. Oh, you get assholes, but in general it's remarkably civilized.

      What's a flower boy?

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    3. Hana Yori Dango. Ahahah

      Cute Japanese guys.

      I still think Korean men are much nicer to look at than Japanese men. Maybe it's the hair. ;p

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    4. Though I do have a soft spot for MatsuJun. *drool*

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    5. Yvonne,
      Our country accepted a number of used trains from Japan but somehow that same train that felt spacious in Japan felt claustrophobic when it is used in KL.

      Must be all the poles installed in our trains.

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  11. The Japanese trains I took were often packed until I could not tell which is bigger? I thought the ones in Singapore, Japan and KL are almost similar. Next time bring measuring tape and ukur! I know our trains have loose screws and make more noise especially monorails. How many times their tyres have fallen off!!!!! Did you read in newspapers?

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    1. I usually take the trains when its off peak. Can enjoy the ride more. :)

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  12. kalau banjir at seremban lagi long wait leh...dont know how they build train track ...the track can banjir punya :(

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    1. Dunno how the planning were beforehand? Usually do anything, must do a study first, right? Hmmm... this is what we get for shoddy work lah. :(

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  13. anyway, Japane ones looks like it's wider ah the ailse?

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